PaleoDB taxon number: 353130
Full reference: O. Lambert, M. Martínez-Cáeres, G. Bianucci, E. Steurbaut, M. Urbina and C. Muizon. 2017. Earliest Mysticete from the Late Eocene of Peru Sheds New Light on the Origin of Baleen Whales. Current Biology 27:17
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: MUSM 1917, a partial skeleton ( cranium, mandibles, teeth, cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal vertebrae, ribs, partial right and left forelimbs, and left innominate). Its type locality is Playa Media Luna, Priabonian, which is in a Priabonian deep-water siltstone in the Yumaque Formation of Peru.
Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder